Top 5 day trips from Innsbruck in summer
Not only the city of Innsbruck offers many interesting things to look at and experience. In any case it is worthwhile to visit the surroundings as well. You also do not have to travel by car to make day trips from Innsbruck, many destinations are easily accessible by public transport.
#1 Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle looks like a romantic fairytale castle and is located in Germany, only a few kilometers away from the Austrian border. The idyllic drive takes about 2 hours by car and leads over the Fernpass where the beautiful Fernstein lake is located.
• When traveling by car, please don't forget to book the entrance tickets online in advance as there are often no tickets available at short notice, especially during the summer months.
• A private tour including transfer and entrance to Neuschwanstein Castle or Linderhof Castle can be booked at www.innsbrucktoptravel.com. Our reception is happy to help.
#2 Stubai Glacier
Snow in summer? Yes! The Stubaier Gletscherbahnen lifts take you comfortably and quickly up to 3,000 m above sea level. The Top of Tyrol observation deck offers a unique panoramic view of the surrounding 3,000m peaks. Hidden in the glacial ice, the Ice Grotto shows you the fascinating world of ice and snow. The pleasantly cool temperatures at this altitude provide a pleasant cooling, even on the hottest summer day.
• The Stubai Glacier can be reached in just over an hour by public bus (line 590) from Innsbruck.
#3 Achensee Lake
The Achensee is Tyrol's largest lake and is framed by picturesque mountains. During a boat trip, the natural backdrop of the "Tyrolean fjord" can be best explored. But of course there is also the possibility for swimming and hiking.
• The Achensee can be reached by public transport in about 1 hour: there are regular trains from Innsbruck to Jenbach, from the Jenbach train station to the Achensee you can go on bus line 8332.
#4 Bolzano - Salzburg - Munich
Innsbruck could'nt have a better geographical location: it's very centrally between other lovely cities in Italy, Germany and Austria. Bolzano, Munich or Salzburg - and also others - are about 2 hours away from Innsbruck and can therefore be easily visited as a day trip.
• The Flixbus bus service runs between the cities several times a day.
#5 Steam Train to Zillertal Valley
The train hisses and whistles and you can feel that it's shaking gently. On the journey with the nostalgic Steam Train you travel as in former time. A great experience! The picturesque landscape of the Zillertal Valley slowly passes by along the train on the leisurely ride.
The Steam Train always starts at 10:42 am from Wednesday to Sunday at Jenbach train station and ends after a 1,5 hours trip in Mayrhofen. After a 2 hours stay in Mayrhofen, you can take the steam train back to Jenbach. Between Innsbruck and Jenbach there is a regular train connection.